Wolves vs Leicester City betting tips
This article covers Wolves vs Leicester City betting tips and predictions.
Also included is a thorough Wolves vs Leicester City betting preview.
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Wolves vs Leicester City: Match details
Match: Wolves vs Leicester City
Competition: Premier League
Date: February 7, 2021
Kick-off time: 2:00 pm, February 7, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Molineux Stadium
Betting prediction: Wolves 0-3 Leicester City
Despite the good-natured look of the scoreline against Arsenal, Wolves were completely out of the contest until David Luiz was sent off. Truthfully, Arsenal probably should have won comfortably.
Leicester City – especially if Jamie Vardy is back in the matchday XI – should be able to find similar joy in the final third against a Wolves forced to deploy outside of their traditional back-three.
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Result/Both Teams to score: Leicester – No
Wolves really have struggled for goals at the minute, with just the one goal against Chorley in the FA Cup, while being blanked by Chelsea and Crystal Palace. They looked anemic in the final third against Arsenal as well until Luiz was given his marching orders. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men needed to rely on a spot-kick and a 30-yard belter from Joao Moutinho to crack the Gunners’ defense. Leicester should be able to cope even without Wesley Fofana.
Over 2.5 goals scored
Leicester should be good for multiple goals against a Wolves back-line that looks out of sorts when out of their primary deployment. What is unclear is if Wolves will feel embolden when in possession after a result against Arsenal. A 3-0 comfortable result for Leicester is just as likely (on current form) as a 2-1 result for either side given what Wolves are actually capable of when they’re firing on all cylinders.
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Wolves vs Leicester City – recent form and head to head statistics
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|March 6, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||1 - 2||Leicester City FC|
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|February 28, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Leicester City FC||1 - 3||Arsenal FC|
|February 25, 2021||UEFA Europa League 20/21||Leicester City FC||0 - 2||SK Slavia Prague|
|February 21, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Aston Villa FC||1 - 2||Leicester City FC|
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|47%||Average ball possession||52%|
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|6||Goals by head||4|
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|February 7, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||0 - 0||Leicester City FC|
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Wolves vs Leicester City: Match preview
It was not pretty, but Wolves will not be complaining. A 2-1 result against Arsenal at the Molineux in midweek temporarily arrested their eight-match run without a three-point haul. Despite the nature of the result, Nuno Espirito Santo still has an enormous amount of work to do to extract the maximum from a side that is struggling.
On another day, Arsenal would have been comfortably ahead at half time. But football is a cruel business, and though Wolves still had to rely on a Ruben Neves penalty, and a superb strike from range from compatriot Joao Moutinho, the result cannot mask the fact that Wolves were poor at the back throughout. Arsenal still crafted chances when down to ten men, and even still when down to just nine later on in proceedings.
Something needs to change in the West Midlands; soon. Under normal circumstances, at the very least, Wolves should be more difficult to break down and usually are when in a back-three. But the wheels falling off the bus when transitioned into a back-four given selection issues should be a massive concern for Espirito Santo.
Issues this season are so much more than just having to cope with Raúl Jimenez’s injury, or the sale of Diogo Jota. Willian José is a rather capable temporary centre-forward replacement, while Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence have shown their attacking qualities. Refreshment in midfield in the long term could also be targeted, but at the very least, taking on a very difficult Leicester-side is another acid test on where Wolves currently are, but also if they have reached the end of the line in their current iteration.
Leicester City must continue to avoid the expected decline
Registering just four points from twelve in the last four matches of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign consigned Leicester City to Europa League football rather than an unexpected dream-return to the Champions League. Many expect the Foxes – rightly or wrongly – to lose steam once again under Brendan Rodgers, especially with the resumption of the Europa League on the horizon.
Once again, Leicester are very much masters of their own destiny. In a Premier League that has never had so much quality from top to bottom, Rodgers must ensure that performance levels remain; especially against sides that are far below them in the table. There are no easy matches in the English top flight these days, not even against the likes of Sheffield United or Fulham; sides that already seemed destined to drop down to the Championship.
On paper, this is the perfect time to play a Wolves outfit that are struggling with their identity on the pitch. But the truth is that many a club are often at their most dangerous when their backs are against the wall in some measure, while it is so easy to lose sight of your performances when you are flying high without a care in the world. The balance must be struck for Leicester, and struck well. Reliance on Jamie Vardy – or the implication of such – must be avoided at all costs, while still highlighting one of the most dangerous goal scorers in recent memory in the Premier League.
With Vardy hopeful of being reintroduced into the matchday XI at the weekend, resumption of service in the final third for Leicester would go a long way to help them stave-off any loss of form. On their day, Leicester are good value for where they currently sit in the table and are determined to prove they belong amongst the elite in England. Three points at the weekend should be seen as the only acceptable outcome for them.
Wolves team news vs Leicester City
Marçal, Rayan Aït-Nouri, Raúl Jimenez, and Jonny all remain on the treatment table and unavailable for duty.
Romain Saïss is also still listed as a doubt for selection against Leicester on Sunday.
Leicester City team news vs Wolves
Dennis Praet and Wes Morgan are still out for Leicester, and Brendan Rodgers can now add impressive young center-back Wesley Fofana to that list (for a month).
Timothy Castagne is also expected to miss the Foxes’ away day, but Jamie Vardy and Wilfried Ndidi are thought to be primed for a return to the matchday XI.
Predicted Wolves line-up vs Leicester City
Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Wolves
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.
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